Mental Stress Might Result In Heart Problems

by Medindia Content Team on  January 11, 2006 at 6:22 PM General Health News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

Mental Stress Might Result In Heart Problems
There is a greater chance of people who undergo a lot of mental strain contracting heart diseases, according to a new research which correlated simultaneous changes in blood pressure and brain activity during stress.

Most of what is known about the brain and its links to stress and heart disease has been taken from research on animals. But the new study on humans used functional magnetic resonance imaging (FMRI), a non-invasive technique for imaging brain activity.

While they were inside an MRI scanner, 20 healthy men and women performed a computer task to create mental stress that consequently increased their blood pressure, says the study that appeared in the current issue of Psychophysiology.

Large rises in blood pressure during mental stress are associated with higher levels of activity in the regions of the brain associated with experiencing negative emotions and generating physiological responses in the rest of the body, the researchers said.


Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

More News on:

Palpitations And Arrhythmias Stress Relief Through Alternative Medicine Stress and the Gender Divide Andropause / Male Menopause Heart Heart Attack- Lifestyle Risks Healthy Heart Statins Mitral Valve Prolapse Aortic Valve Stenosis 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

News Category

News Archive

Loading...